Sheerness

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Sheerness' (1691) (32)
Ordered23.2.1716/17BWAS-1603
Acquired8.1717BWAS-1603
First Commissioned12.7.1717ADM 6/12
How acquiredRebuiltBWAS-1603
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness B028
Ship Class1689 Program 32-GunnerB028
Constructor J BattBWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up7.3.1729/30BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 9"Imperial Feet32.0497 
Length of Keel89' 3"Imperial Feet27.1357 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen359 194Tons BM 

Armament


8.1717Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.7.1717 - 21.12.1721Captain Arthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/12/101BWAS-16033.4.1724 - 14.8.1728Captain James Cornewall (1698-1743/44) ADM 6/13/67BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.7.1717 - 2.5.1721Lieutenant William Bowyer ADM 6/12/101ADM 6/123.5.1721 - 21.12.1721Lieutenant James Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/13/26
Confirmed 12.12.1721
ADM 6/13
3.4.1724 - 19.8.1728Lieutenant John Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/14/67ADM 6/13

Service History


DateEventSource
1718Commissioned for the Salee expeditionBWAS-1603
4.1722Began large repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
10.1722Completed large repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £1082.4.9dBWAS-1603
1724Had her head repaired after a collision with a collier at WoolwichBWAS-1603
4.1724Sailed for New EnglandBWAS-1603
1729SurveyedBWAS-1603
7.3.1729/30Docked at Deptford to be broken upBWAS-1603

 

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